Castles, Ruins and Old Buildings - Gary Cook

Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker, set on a tiny island on an inlet off Loch Linnhe, half way between Glen Coe and Oban in the Scottish highlands. And yes, I did get my feet wet taking this image. A gorgeous softly lit morning, with just a hint of sun peaking through the clouds to kiss the castle.
This little castle, really a tower house, dates back to he early 1300's, originally build as a small fort by the MacDougall clan, and improved by the Stewarts in the early 1400's. Today, the castle is entirely original and is one of the best preserved examples of medieval architecture in western Scotland. It is in private hands, but open to the public on a few select days of the year.